Craniosacral Therapy for Moms & Babies
There are many ways to restore and optimize function of the human body. You might choose from Chiropractic, Craniosacral Therapy, Massage, Acupuncture, and more... The variety of disciplines and techniques available attribute to how complex but interconnected the body is.
Chiropractic care directly impacts the function of and communication between the spine and nervous system. I find that nothing has as big of an impact, as quickly, as the chiropractic adjustment and no other form of bodywork can take its place.
But sometimes our tension patterns are deeply rooted in different systems of the body, the connective tissue and membranes. Accessing those patterns directly through cranial and myofascial work can help us make a more complete and lasting release.
- Dr. Joella Folk
DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC (DC), LICENSED MIDWIFE (LM), CACCP
- Certification in Dynamic Body Balancing, a dynamic fusion of craniosacral and myofascial unwinding, 2014
- Sacro-occiptal Technique training for Infant and Child, 2008 and 2019.
How craniosacral therapy works:
By working on the cranium, I can release tension in the membranes around the brain and spinal cord. This work is very helpful with newborns and is a crucial component of tongue-tie releasing. I also use these techniques when working with pregnancy and my general patients with various conditions.
Fascia is where our soft tissue memory is stored. When working with chronic, long-standing patterns of the body, direct release of fascia and membrane tension is needed to allow a full release. (Fascia is a web of connective tissue around all organs, muscles & bones that links throughout the entire body.)
In my practice I see the best results when I use chiropractic adjustments first to remove the majority of tension patterns quickly and cranial and fascia work to fine-tune.
Cranial and fascia work is performed with very light touch and is well received by everyone. I primarily use Dynamic Body Balancing and Sacro-Occipital techniques.